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Patsy Lorene Dickey, 78, of Waltonville, Illinois passed away at 4:35 P.M. Sunday, January 22, 2017 at her residence in Waltonville, Illinois. She was born Saturday, March 5, 1938 in Tamaroa, Illinois to parents, William L. "Bud" & Lorene (Thompson) Kirk. She married Wesley Dickey on April 9, 1957 and he survives.
A Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville, Illinois.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11:30 A.M. Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser, Illinois with Reverend Edward Endsley officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser, Illinois.
Patsy Lorene Dickey is survived by her husband, Wesley Dickey of Waltonville, Illinois; son, Kirk Dickey of Sesser, Illinois; daughter, Penny Jones and husband, Travis of Scheller, Illinois; 7 grandchildren, Skylar Dickey, Dakota Dickey, Bryce Jones and fiancée, Harlie Eubanks, Danara Jones, Shanae Jones, Micheal Paris, and Angelle Hofmann; 2 great grandchildren; siblings, Paula Wilkerson of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Judy Eckles and husband Richard of West Frankfort, Illinois, William P. Kirk and wife Paula of Sesser, Illinois, Danny Kirk and wife Diana of Sesser, Illinois, and Bobby Kirk of Mount Vernon, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents; daughter, Tina Rena Dickey; and a niece, Becky Tufts preceded her in death.
She was a florist owning Pat's Flowers in Christopher and worked at Kirk's Florist in Sesser and Christopher. She enjoyed square dancing and danced with the Rend Lake Jiggers having the opportunity to dance on stage at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. She and her husband were foster parents and helped several children throughout the years.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Alzheimer's Association and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Newell Funeral Home, 2707 North Street, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Newell Funeral Home where you may call the Mount Vernon office at (618) 246-0100, the Waltonville office at (618) 279-7272, or visit www.newellfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on January 23, 2017
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